Good Ship Comedy presents Rich Wilson
Monday 19 November
Plus Sarah Keyworth, Simon Brodkin, Joanne McNally & Isa Bonachera
International comedian Rich Wilson is one of the countries finest comedians and popularly regarded as the UK's best MC's by many top comedians, such as Frank Skinner, Richard Herring and Sarah Millican. A magical Cockney sparrow full of sparkling tales of everyday misbehavior, Rich is charm distilled into a winning smile, outstanding haircut and an encyclopedia of winning anecdotes.
Rich has been "winning over audiences in seconds" at all the major UK comedy clubs has entertained audiences in New York, Las Vegas and for 5 years was part of the CSE, Entertaining for the troops in the Middle East. He has also performed sell out shows at tonnes of major comedy festivals including Perth Fringe, Melbourne International, Edinburgh Fringe and is a firm favourite at the New Zealand Comedy Festival. Rich was also part of a show that got nominated for the "Best Show" at the Perth International Comedy Festival in 2016 with "Best Of British" and "The Comedy Ashes."
With his stylish delivery, Rich has the unique ability to be able to tame the toughest audiences in the country with his commanding presence and impeccable timing.
"A very, very funny man." Frank Skinner
"Highly entertaining." Time Out
Originally from Nottingham, Sarah Keyworth is fast-becoming a regular on the London circuit. That not surprising after she had a magnificent summer at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, being nominated for Best Newcomer and winning a prestigious Herald Angel Award.
Her material is a mix of honest anecdotal storytelling about her Midlands upbringing, made surreal with the occasional addition of a silly observation. She delivers sharp lines with a cheeky smile and moments of sudden deadpan that leave the audience wanting more.
"She has a subtle, slightly sinister stage persona, which only serves to emphasise the wildly funny material." The List
"A complete breath of fresh air." Edinburgh Festival Magazine
Named “the world’s most famous blagger” by The Daily Telegraph, untameable prankster and acclaimed character comedian Simon Brodkin has hit global headlines multiple times for his high-profile stunts. Most famously he handed Prime Minister Theresa May a P45 form during her keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference and showered disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter with hundreds of dollar bills in bribe payments “for the North Korea 2026 World Cup bid”.
Simon is also the writer, star and creator of two series of BBC Three’s ratings smash Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and sketch series Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, introducing the nation to a plethora of brilliant new characters. He also made the 90-min special Jason Bent’s World Cup’s Best Ever Goals, Ever! (BBC Three). Lee has appeared multiple times on BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, as guest and host.
“Never less than ingenious.” The Times
"The guy has a gift." The Washington Post
"You should be ashamed of yourself." Sepp Blatter
Joanne McNally, Ireland’s fastest rising comedy star, recently finished a national tour of her one woman sell out show Bite Me which was nominated for multiple Dublin Fringe Festival awards including Best Performer, Best Production and the First Fortnight Award.
Joanne burst onto the comedy scene in 2014 and, in less than a year in the business, became the newest co-host on RTÉ 2’s flagship comedy show Republic of Telly, co-wrote and starred in the stage show Separated At Birth, a comedy about her adoption, and sold out her first ever solo stand up show in Dublin. Since then she has gone on to perform alongside some of the biggest comedians in the business including Kevin Bridges, Dara O Briain, Rich Hall and Jason Byrne.
"Our most exciting new comedian." The Irish Times
"Hilarious, dark, edgy, strangely re-assuring." Irish Independent
A skilled cartoonist and sketch writer, Isa recently turned her hand to stand-up comedy, with spectacular results. After reaching the final of BBC New Comedy Award 2018 she has also become a member of Soho Theatre’s Young Company.
"A distinctively offbeat way of thinking, generating off-kilter punchlines that are hard to see coming." Chortle
AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST:
BEN VAN DER VELDE
Standing a statuesque five foot five inches high (not in heels) and weighing in at eleven stone (on a good day) Ben is the current light-middleweight contender for compering champion of North London.
"Sharp and crafty gagsmith, a life-giving compere." Chortle
"Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue." Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“The perfect comedy club host – he is a master of audience interaction. The audience weren’t just warmed up, but pretty hysterical even before the first act of the night hit the stage.” Huffington Post
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